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Newtown post office to close?

It’s safe to say that after more than half a century the American Legion Carnival in Mount Washington is an annual tradition. The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 484, will be 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the post, 1837 Sutton Ave. “I used to say people would save their money for this,” said Hugh “Scotty” Scott, who is a volunteer coordinator for the carnival. FULL STORY, B5

Voice your opinion

The Paul Otten Band will play at the “Party on the Plaza” Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Anderson Center (see story, A2). Did you attend previous “Party on the Plaza” events or do you plan to attend upcoming “Party on the Plaza” events? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the Aug. 5 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at township asking readers if they agreed or disagreed with the Forest Hills Local School District’s decision to not place an operating levy on the ballot in 2009 are:

Disagree 4%


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The Newtown post office could be one of the latest victims of a lagging economy, with news coming from the United States Postal Service that branches across the country could close. David Walton, USPS spokesman, said the post office is studying the possibility of closing more than 3,000 branches in 400 cities. He said this is due to drastically smaller mail volume and the Burns economy. Walton said the USPS is looking at the impact on employees, proximity to nearby facilities and if each branch is leasing space or owns property in determining whether branches should remain open. “This is all about space and fiscal responsibility,” he said. Closing the Newtown post office wouldn’t affect delivery, but instead would have consequences for those with P.O. boxes in the facility, or those who buy stamps or mail letters at the site. The branch has one employee. Newtown Councilman Brian Burns brought up the potential closing of the Newtown branch

during a recent council meeting. He said he’s hoping to let the USPS know the village would like to keep its office open. “In our attempt to be proactive

... I brought it to the table as a resolution,” he said. Burns said he understands the USPS’s position, but driving to another post office, in Anderson

Township, for example, would inconvenience many village residents. “A lot of people use (the Newtown post office),” he said.

Church garden helps feed the hungry By Lisa Wakeland

“Originally when we talked to the Freestore, it was to get greens to the inner city. There isn’t a great deal of connection between Anderson Township and the inner city, but we thought this would be one way we could help someone downtown.”

There’s only one rule governing the Bob Drew Memorial Garden. “You have to have collards and kale,” Marx Swingley said. Swingley is one of 12 volunteers who help with the garden, named for a former minister at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. The garden was started in 1979 and all produce is donated to the Freestore Foodbank. “Originally when we talked to the Freestore it was to get greens to the inner city,” volunteer coordinator Harold Cook said. “There isn’t a great deal of connection between Anderson Township and the inner city, but we thought this would be one way we could help someone downtown.” Rows of tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, beans, cabbage, watermelon and other plants fill the 125-foot-by-55-foot plot behind the church’s Forest Road location, and the Freestore Foodbank picks up the produce on a weekly basis. During the past three decades, the Bob Drew Memorial Garden has produced more than 104,000 pounds of food for hungry people in Cincinnati. “We all do it because we enjoy it, but we also do it for the glory of God and to help people that are

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Harold Cook Volunteer coordinator for the Bob Drew Memorial Garden


Harold Cook, left, Marx Swingley, Barb Stross and Don Hatcher are some of the volunteers who help with the Bob Drew Memorial Garden at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. The garden has produced more than 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables for the Freestore Foodbank this year. less fortunate than we are,” volunteer Barb Stross said. “I was born and bred in the city and had no clue about gardening, so I’ve learned over the years.” Other volunteers, like Swingley and Don Hatcher, have maintained their own gardens for years. The garden is separated into three different plots, with two or

three people tending to each section, and that requires a time commitment from all volunteers. Hatcher said he comes to the garden at least a few times a week, and can spend up to four hours a day watering and picking the vegetables. But maintaining a weekly production between 100 and 500 pounds isn’t easy.

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In addition to the cool summer temperatures, Hatcher said deer and squirrels have been eating some of the tomatoes and beans. The volunteers have managed to keep a steady supply for the Freestore Foodbank and the garden has produced more than 1,000 pounds of fresh food this year. Stross said the volunteers are happy they can provide an alternative to canned or boxed dinners, especially as the hard times have hit many families. “When you see their faces light up when you say greens it’s as though you’ve given them a steak that day,” Cook said. The memorial garden typically produces 3,000 pounds of food during each growing season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Beacon coupon

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Computer classes

The next session of computer classes at the Anderson Senior Center begins Monday, Aug. 24. “Introduction to Computers� is a new course for those with no experience. Other class topics include basic, greeting cards, spreadsheets, word processing and digital photography. Classes are two hours long, and conducted once a week for five weeks. They are open to anyone age 18 or

older. Call 474–3100 or visit for detailed course information.

Sidewalk hearing

Plans for the Wolfangel Road sidewalk construction will be available for public review at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Plans include additions on both sides of the road, from Little Dry Run Road to Hampton Place Lane on the east side and from Berrywood Drive to Hampton Place Lane on the west side. There will be a hearing on

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Donations of items for families in need are being accepted for the Snooty Fox Love Connection now through Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, in Anderson Township. Donations can be dropped off Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Items needed are: • Linens – Bedding, towels, blankets, etc. – both new and used;

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Open house focuses on streetscape

The Mount Washington Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. will have an open house showcasing plans for the Mount Washington streetscape and gateway entry monument 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at 2061 Beechmont Ave., next to Mr. Lock. Designs of the upcoming projects will be on display. Reservations are encouraged. Call Mark Macomber at 910-0800.


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the sidewalk plan at 7 p.m., during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees. The township would construct and maintain the sidewalks if the trustees approve the plan. Plans can also be viewed during normal business hours. Call Tom Caruso for details, 688–8400.

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Mt. Washington to discuss budget cuts By Forrest Sellers

In the wake of budget cuts by the city of Cincinnati, the Mount Washington Community Council plans to talk about the potential closures of area fire depart-

ments. “We have been asked to write a letter asking the city to do something,� said board President Jake Williams regarding potential station brownouts. “We will see what the membership wants to do.�

The Mount Washington Community Council will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. Williams said other topics will include: • Neighborhood Support

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What: Mount Washington Community Council meeting. When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Where: Mount Washington Recreation Center, 1715 Beacon St. Program funding. • Traffic calming measures along Beechmont Avenue. • Volunteer opportunities in helping with the community council’s newsletter and Web site. Williams said the community council is also considering a committee to look into problem areas and crime hot spots in the community. For more council information, visit


Fashion show fundraiser

The Anderson Hills Woman’s Club is conducting it’s sixth annual Charity Gala, “Hats Off to Women,� at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 7820 Beechmont Ave. A buffet dinner by Be Creative Catering will be followed by a fashion show featuring Macy’s fall collections. There will also be a raffle, silent auction and door prizes. The event is raising money for InterParish Ministries Food Pantry, the Anderson Senior Center Meals on Wheels and the Southeastern Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry. Tickets are $30 and can be bought at the Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. or by calling 232-6526.






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Carnival biggest fundraiser for Legion post


American Legion Post 484 members Bill Harris, left, and Hugh Scott set up a sign for the post’s annual carnival. The event will be Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15, at the post, 1837 Sutton Ave.

It’s safe to say that after more than half a century the American Legion Carnival in Mount Washington is an annual tradition. The event, sponsored by American Legion Post 484, will be 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the post, 1837 Sutton Ave. “I used to say people would save their money for this,� said Hugh “Scotty� Scott, who is a volunteer coordinator for the carnival. “It’s a lot of hard work, but I enjoy everything

Concert in Anderson Twp. to highlight ‘Black Betty’ By Lisa Wakeland

When Bill Bartlett first heard “Black Betty� in 1972 he thought it need something more than vocals and hand claps. “I was just playing around with it at my house and it spawned the whole arrangement that you hear now,� he said. Bartlett, vocalist and guitarist for the band Ram Jam, said he never thought the song would become a cultural smash hit that would be used in multiple movies and as the theme song for sports teams. “The popularity of it now amazes me and it seems like the kids these days picked up on it,� he said. “My producer in New York told me more than 100 acts have recorded that song.� Bartlett, who attended Miami University, is coming back to Cincinnati to play “Black Betty� live for the first time in decades at the Summer of Love Three concert on Saturday, Aug. 15. Steve Helwig, who organizes the event with bandmate G Parker, said the concert began two years ago as a way to celebrate the music of the ’60s and commemorate the anniversary of the Summer of Love. This year’s show falls on the 40th anniversary of


G Parker, left, and Steve Helwig are the organizers of Summer of Love Three. Both men are in the band Haymarket Riot, which is comprised of graduates from McNicholas and Anderson high schools. Woodstock’s opening night. “We thought it would be great to reunite all these ... bands that really inspired us,� he said. “The whole intention was to use bands who all have roots in Cincinnati (and) pay tribute to all the

bands who had success outside of Cincinnati.� Sacred Mushroom, Balderdash, The Daybreakers, Haymarket Riot and Tony Brazis are also playing at the concert at Riverstar Ballroom in Anderson Township.

about it.� As in the past, the carnival will feature refreshments, games of chance booths and activities for children. Fifteen different booths will be set up. Bill Harris, who is head of the carnival, said the event is the post’s primary fundraiser. He said about 10 percent of the post’s budget is generated from the carnival. “People come because it’s for a good cause,� said Harris, who has been involved with the post for 38 years. “(We’re) working to support veterans, families and

Who’s playing?

• Bill Bartlett of Ram Jam • Sacred Mushroom • Balderdash • The Daybreakers • Haymarket Riot • Tony Brazis of Tony & The Bandits • The Bluebirds • Stan Hertzman of Them • Johnny Schott of The Black Watch Both Parker and Helwig are in Haymarket Riot, a band comprised of graduates from McNicholas and Anderson high schools, and wanted to recreate the vibe and mood of the ’60s at Summer of Love Three. “We were there at the Renaissance of popular music,â€? Parker said. “We enjoyed that experience and wanted to bring it to (the audience).â€? New this year is a Guitar Hero Jam, where the performers show off their skills on the popular video game.

children.� Last year, $6,000 went toward local scholarships. Proceeds raised at the carnival also go toward helping veterans in a variety of ways. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 484 and the women’s Auxiliary

Unit 484 also play a role in setting up and operating the carnival. For information, call the post at 231-7351 or visit the Web site at Harris and Scott are both residents of Anderson Township.


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The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.


4.0 GPA – Derek Antunes, Evan Coldiron, Clare Cui, Connor Donovan, Haley Douglas, Jack Gary, Megan Josefczyk, Sean Kennedy, Grace Kroner, Matthew Lippowitsch, Daniel Magas, Mary Magnesen, Riley Malling, Sally Moher, Laura Novak, Mary Snook, Jacob Tracy, Emily Trauth, Rachel Wilken and Kathryn Winternitz. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Michael Aldrich, Ryan Andrews, Meredith Ballinger, Rachel Bentley, Adam Brail, Robert Breeze, E. Brightwell, Spencer Carmichael, Cameron Chandler, Daniel Cipollone, Loren Combs, Maureen Curran, Monica Curry, Daniel Dempsey, Olivia Dillon, Steven Du Bois, Eleanor Eckert, Rachel Eckert, Laura Edelberger, Carlie Fahrnbach, Julie Farmer, Alexis Fehrenbach, Kelsey Fender, Emily Frooman, Natalie Gold, Troy Gregg, Heather Hambene, Samantha Hardewig, Casey Harmon, Sydney Hausermann, Christopher Hines, Torre Johansen, Sarah Kasper, Alyssa Keefe, Kyle Kenney, Erica Lieser, Spencer Lloyd, Rachel Lonnemann, Daniel Mcgonegle, Grace McKittrick, Shane McMullen, Bruce Morton, David Morton, Ryan Paytes, Emily Pennington, Morgan Peterman, Christopher Price, Colleen Rizzo, Michelle Robinson, Tyler J. Ross, Ian Saylor, Rebecca Schafer, Kassidy Schmidt, Rachel Skope, Jennifer Smith, Lydia Smoot, William Sparks, Samantha Strong, Connor Uhl, Jason Wilke, Alexander Williams, Brittany Woodworth, Abigail Worden, Vincent Wyborski, Elaine Yung and Nicholas Zinn. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Cassandra Bazemore, Caroline Bell, Bailey Blankenship, Valerie Borger, Adam Boyer, Julie Cantor, Marika Clancey, Rebecca Coats, Regan Colaner, Kathryn Collier, Haley Combs, Justin Condra, Molly Connair, Townshend Cooper, Rebecca Corbin, William Cornacchione, Jordan Croop, Brittney Delev, Elizabeth Dempsey, Elizabeth Derrick,

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Christina Dickerson, Samuel Easley, Matthew Eckhardt, Samantha Fangman, Mariah Gador, Faith Gingrich-Goetz, Molly Hazelbaker, Adam Herrington, Brenna Horn, Clare Kemble, Alexander Kenney, Kelly Kline, John Knoll, Stacey Krumpelman, Cole Kupferberg, Katharine Lecher, Madalina Logan, Annapoorna Mahadevan, Krishna Mahadevan, Emma Maue, Sarah Millikin, Kelsey Mills, Anthony Morris, Lauren Morris, Samantha Murdock, Joel Neuhart, Patrick Nienhaus, Robert Noyes, Samuel Oakley, Robert Orlemann, Conor Peck, Mark Pierce, Brien Polivka, Daniel Prather, Alexandra Ragonesi, Lauren Ratterman, Kyle Rheude, Kiersten Richards, Emilyse Risher, Paul Rodriguez, Tyler M. Ross, Cameron Rothhaas, Philip Ryan, Sarah Schmid, Jennifer Slagle, Dante Smith, Megan Staas, Mitchell Stevens, Robert Stevens, Jenna Streffon, John Van Keuren, Ellen Watters, Heather Weldon, Abbey Wernick-Kaito, Kayla Wiwi, David Wolf, Rachael Woodworth, Jonathan Yantek and Kelsea Zimmerman.


4.0 GPA – Joseph Alvaro, Jacob Antunes, Cassandra Bacon, Patrick Bernert, Erin Bruemmer, Thomas Creedon, Andrew Davis, Marie Draper, Mikaela Fechner, Cody Gador, Katherine Graham, Jonathan Harper, Raphael Kurian, Lauren Marck, Leigh Miller, Kaitlyn Olson, Meghan Rewick, Hannah Roodhouse, Anne Shim, Lauren Shirley, Kathryn Steller, Sarah Uhlenbrock, Nathan Wadell and Cameron Young. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Kiley Atkins, Scott Bamber, Adam Barnhard, Sarah Baugh, Caryn Bray, Jenna Brubaker, Megan Bunnenberg, Linnea Campbell, Emily Carlton, Erin Collins, Laura Cook, Benjamin Davis, Ryan Deyhle, Dylan Dezeeuw, Michael Dietrichson, Stephen Droughton, Catherine Eifrig, Samuel Fudala, Brianne Garner, Morgan Gerome, Marisa Giglio, Andrew Graef, James Grimes, Adrienne Grogan, Ian Grotton, Rachel Hackle, Anne Haskins, Ryan Hedrick, Abigail Hertel, Kasey Hickman, Emily



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Zemites and Joseph Zifer. 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Tyler Alverson, Alexander Armstrong, Samuel Auvil, Taylor Beiser, Kathryn Bennett, Jennifer Berger, Jennifer Branch, Laura Brum, Hailey Butcher, Zachery Butcher, Kristen Carmichael, Emily Clift, Nicholas Collier, Christopher Cooper, John F. Derrick, Nina Digiovenale, Alyssa Elliott, Matthew Farmer, Christopher Farris, Shane Faske, William Feldman, Nancy Fletcher, Matthew Foliano, Hannah R. Ford, William Freeman, Daniel Goossens, Jeffrey Groene, Catherine Hatfield, John Houston, Victoria Huber, Erik Jaap, Jillian Jaworek, Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kessling, Ashley Knoepfel, Margaret Knoll, Aaron Kong, Nicholas Lippowitsch, Adele Literski, Ryan Lohr, Kyle Marshall, Katherine Martin, Bridget McIntyre, Anna Mckittrick, Michael McKnight, Jennifer Meisman, Mary Mezher, Clara F. Milbern, Grace Millette, Bryan Morton, Alexander Niehaus, Carter Noel, Paul Novak, Nicole Ortiz, Zachariah Page, Thomas Pavely, Richard Pawlak, Gabriella Ragonesi, Samantha Reidy, Jonathan Risher, Megan Rutherford, William Schroder, John Seal, Anthony Shelley, Lena Sommerfeld, Tyler Spohn, Kayla Stevens, Samantha A. Strothers, Kara Tillar, Lindsay Valle, Carmen Versoza, Alexandra N. Wake, Erick Webster, Gage Welch, Benjamin Williamson and Trace Zemites.


4.0 GPA – Katherine Fine, Isabella Rose Frueh, Sarah Hawkins, Allyson Kain, Hannah Kelly, Laura Pearson, Steven Pielage, Kaitlin Price, Paige Roberts, Robert Slater, Charlotte Voss and Josie Wittwer. 3.50 - 3.99 GPA – Timothy Anderson, Erin Barker, Andrew Baugh, Sarah Beaumont, Elizabeth A. Bishop, Kelsey Bond, Patrick Collins, Ellen Rose Conroy, Samuel Curran, Andrew Di Sabatino, Michael Difilippo, Kristin Ditter, Sarah Eckhardt, William Eifrig, Ashley Elam, Logan A. Fehrenbach, Allison Frank-Hall, Amy Geibel, Amy Groene, Caitlin Groene, Joshua Harmon, Michelle Harrison, Aubrey Houston, Kelsey Jackson, Sara

Johnson, Emily Juilfs, Emily Keenan, Caitlin Kenney, Michelle Klenk, Zachary Kline, Jessica Knight, Michelle Littmann, Rachel Mashni, Kelsey Mayrhofer, Kathleen Mcguire, Andrew McLaughlin, Catherine Merchant, Katherine Midkiff, Ariel Miller, Kelly Mulrey, Morgan Perry, Ashley Pinney, Caitlin Rinner, Lauren Roberts, Christa Seta, Cassandra Setters, Cameron Simpson, Kelsey Smith, Zachary Smith, Alexander Stark, Nathan Stoehr, Hannah Stone, Matthew Stuckey, Nicole Taylor, Kristen Uhl, Cody Vanderpool, Nicole Venezia, Chase Violetta, Aaron Wade, Corbin Wales, Christine Yusi Wang, Emily Jo Wessel, Madeline Winters and Lauren Young 3.00 - 3.49 GPA – Sarah AbuRashed, Alex Bagby, Tyler Barrott, Arianna Beck, Carl Bloss, Zachary Boyer, Bridget Brueggeman, Lauren Buffenbarger, Margaret Campbell, Braden Carney, Elizabeth Carroll, Steven Chitwood, Erich Coates, Sarah Collier, Lisa Corbin, Justin Croop, Blake Daniels, Jonathan Denman, Michael Dierkes, Taylor D’Onofrio, Samantha Dunphy, Timothy Farrell, Lauren Fehrenbach, Robin Finzer, Chelsea Foster, Lauren Frooman, Alyssa Furnier, Carina Gattas, Benjamin Glassmeyer, Brittany Groene, David Hanna, Sidnei Harmon, Elisha Hartje, Jacob Haungs, Kelly Hazelbaker, Julie Hoath, Elizabeth Holcombe, Rachel Hook, Mitchell Humke, Nicole Hummel, Zachary Jansen, Alexandrea Johnson, Sally Johnston, Andrew Kammerer, Robert Kluger, Gregory Linscott, Andrew Loewenstein, Jason Lombardo, Jamie E. Lydenberg, Kevin Meirose, Caroline Merten, Carson Miller, Gretchen Muth, Melissa Mysliviec, Marissa Paolo, Benjamin Perkins, Matthew Petro, Kevin Przybylski, Tyler Randall, Andrew Robinson, Samuel Rossell, Miranda Schaffer, Carl Schmid, Jennifer Schwietering, Lindsay Sexton, Claire Shannon, Nicole Smith, Andrew Snook, Jacinta A. Spinola, Michelle Streffon, Brian Thornberry, Derek Tucker, Emily Van Treeck, Kevin Robert Vanzant, Grant Weldon, Mariah White and Kelsey Wilmers.

SCHOOL NOTES Program policy

The Forest Hills Board of Education recently announced its 2009-2010 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. The income eligibility scale for free meals or free milk for a household of one is $14,079. Income eligibility scale for reducedprice meals for a household of one is $20,036. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out an application, which is available in the principal’s office at each school. For more information, including a detailed eligibility scale, call the Forest Hills School District at 231-3600.

Guardian Angels third grader Maeve Kelley portrays a Native American Indian as her hero during her class’ recent final end-ofyear project “Living Wax Museums.”

Thespian State Conference

Angels and heroes

American heroes recently came alive at Guardian Angels School when third-graders chose their own hero to portray in a “Living Wax Museum,” a final endof-year project from teacher Anne Pavely’s social studies classes. Parents and friends watched the costumed students turn into their hero, explaining why he or she is considered their American hero.

Guardian Angels third grader Lily Ehemann portrays her favorite American hero, Shirley Temple, in front of fellow students during her class’ recent end-of-the-year project “Living Wax Museum.”


Guardian Angels third grader Drew Suranjin portrays his hero, boxer Joe Louis, during his class’ recent endof-the-year project “Living Wax Museum.”

The recent State Thespian Conference hosted 1,600 students from all across Ohio. “All Shook Up,” the all-state musical featured McNicholas’ David Sweet in a lead role and Katherine Wiesenhahn in the ensemble received standing ovations. McNicholas’ entry in the group musical Individual Events was the only entry in the state awarded a Critic’s Choice award, the highest honor at the conference, with a double rating of ‘superior.’ The student cast, who performed “Pandemonium” from the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” included Lauren Bridges, Shannon Coffey, Lauren Cox, D.J. Delvecchio, Joe Horan, Sarah Kaising, Jacob Wiles, Chelsea Wirthlin and Katie Hennekes. Students Charlie Ingram and David Sweet performed “Two Nobodies in New York” in the musical duet category and were awarded one of only two Critic’s Choice awards given in that category. Kathleen Hiltz was the musical accompanist for McNicholas during the conference.


Julie Hawkins has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Miami University. She is an Anderson High School graduate earning her degree in the Social Work program.

Honors organization

Guardian Angels third grader Olivia Zins portrays a nurse during her class’ recent end-of-the-year project “Living Wax Museum.”

Rachel Briedis was recently elected to the Lambda of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious undergraduate honors organization. She is from Mount Washington.


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McNick, Turpin, Anderson cross country back By Mark Chalifoux

The cross country season has arrived. Here’s a look at local high school teams who hope to keep pace in 2009.


The McNicholas High School boys’ cross country team finished 15th in the state in 2008 after finishing fourth at the regional tournament and winning the district championship. The team returns a number of standouts, including 2008 GCL Runner of the Year Jeff Griffiths. Matt Johnson and Joey Schoettelkotte are two other returning seniors. Junior Jacob Boehm is another key returning runner. Juniors David Lawrence and Will Keri and sophomores Adam Zalewski, Aaron Vennemeyer and Daniel Schoettelkotte could also be strong contributors for McNick. Head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the team’s goal is to finish in the top 10 at state, and staying healthy would be the key for the season. The girls’ team finished eighth in the regional meet and return a number of standouts, including the GGCL Runner of the Year Maggie Daly. Catherine Paquette is another key senior for McNick and junior Lauren Clark will be a strong contributor for the Rockets.

Sophomores Rebecca Heise and Rachel Waddel are two other runners to keep an eye on in 2009. Other runners who could be big factors include Chelsea Ritter, Teresa Rudy, Brittany Zumach, Maggie Cowens, Amanda Bradley, Erica Luedtke and Rosie Daly. The Rockets will look to defend their GGCL championship and district championship in 2009. “Our big goals are to defend those titles and advance to the state meet,” Rosenbaum said.


The Turpin High School girls’ cross country team graduated two of the program’s more reliable threats in 2008 and will have to replace the standouts with newcomers Adrienne Grogan, Brittney Newell and Carmen Versoza. Turpin returns Jillian Jaworek, Megan Plichta, Alexia Yun and juniors Lauren Keene and Cassie Bacon, who all should do big things for the Spartans. “We only lost two girls from last year’s team and we have a lot of new help from the track team,” fourth-year head coach Melissa Siemers said. “The dynamic on the team has changed a bit, but we still have a good shot at a successful season.” The team finished second in the league and sixth in the region in 2008.

The Turpin boys’ cross country team returns FAVC Cardinal Runner of the Year and 2008 state qualifier Nicholas El-Khoury. Along with El-Khoury, seniors Dave Rodriguez Jon Risher and Alex Polivka return to the Spartans squad. Junior Joe Murray is another returning runner and sophomore Antony Parnigoni has been an early standout for Turpin. Other sophomores running well are Spencer Llyod, Jake Tracy and Sean Kennedy. New runners performing well include Connor Twele, RJ Rokosz, Peter Franz, Sean Molloy and Ian Bentley. Returning runners who are looking to contend for a varsity spot are Scott Wenderoth, Adam Galloway, Trace Zemites, Bryan Morton and Paul Rodriguez. The boys’ team has the highest turnout in program history with 34 boys on the roster, and head coach Jim Gossett said Turpin should be a contender for a fourth consecutive FAVC title. He said the team has 20 runners who could potentially be in the top seven. “That should propel us to having a very respectable ranking in the city by the end of the season,” he said.


The Anderson girls’ cross country team returns a number of


Both the girls and boys McNicholas High School Cross Country Teams won the Division II District meet in 2008 and both teams should be contenders again in 2009.

SIDELINES Adult fall volleyball

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s Athletic Division is currently taking registration for teams for its 2009 adult fall volleyball season. Registration ends Aug. 18, or when leagues are filled or schedules are completed. Six-person leagues are offered for co-rec, men’s and women’s teams and will be played at various gyms throughout the city. League fees are $300. Each league will be scheduled to play at 10-game season. To see a complete list, visit Click “Athletics,” then “Volleyball.” Then click “Fall Volleyball Information.” Call 352-4020.

Men’s baseball registration

The Anderson Men’s Senior Baseball League is accepting sign-ups for the summer season for its 18 and over league. Registration will be conducted from 1-2:30 p.m., Aug. 9 and Aug. 16, at Riverside Park in Anderson Township. The fall league will start Aug. 30. Cost for returning players is $120. New players are $175, which includes an MLB shirt and hat. Call John Gruenberg at 254-8221 or email The Web site for the league is

Baseball tryouts

The U12 Midland Indians baseball team will have tryouts at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. Please contact the Midland Indians for details and field directions at 659-5558


Anderson’s Nick Vogele leads a pack of runners toward the finish line while competing in the Division I cross country District Championships in 2008. Vogele should be one of the top runners for Anderson in 2009. runners from the 2008 team that finished fourth in the district meet and seventh in the regional meet and had a 91-30 record. Senior Marley Rossa, sophomore Erin Meisman, and junior Annie Clark will lead the way for Anderson. Junior Maxine Pincumbe and sophomore Lindsay Duffey are also returning. Senior Chelsea Byrnes and freshman Kaitlin Osborne are two newcomers that could be key contributors. “We want to win the FAVC meet and make it to the state meet,” head coach Andy Wolf said of the team’s goals. The Anderson boys’ cross country team has some strong returning runners from a team that went 86-30 in 2008 and finished second in the FAVC meet and fifth in the district meet. Nathaniel Finney is one of the top returning standouts for Anderson. Sophomore Nick Vogele is another key runner to watch. Jake Allspaw, Patrick Campebll, Zac Kocsis and Kevin Hamilton also are key returning runners. Freshmen Casey Gallagher and Zach Farmer could be big factors as well. Head coach Andy Wolf said the team has two big goals in 2009. “We want to win the FAVC and make the state meet,” he said.


Turpin’s Nicholas El-Khoury runs in the 2008 District Championships and will be one of the top runners in the region in 2009.

Forest Hills area golf looks strong in ’09 By Mark Chalifoux

Local high school golfers are already back on the green. Here’s a look at local teams as they head into the season.


The McNicholas High School girls’ golf team should be one of the top Division II teams in the area and looks to improve on the 2008 season, where the Rockets qualified for the district tournament with a third place at sectionals. The team returns juniors Lucy Frey and Nicole Latreille and sophomore Allison Hickman. Freshman Lauren Lamping is one of the top newcomers for McNick. “We hope to compete for a league title,” head coach Willy Corbett said. “Lucy is one of the top golfers in the city and could advance to state as an individual, but the team hopes to have a chance at advancing to state as well. If the other girls progress, we may just have a real nice team.” The McNick boys’ golf team should be strong as well as the

have worked very hard and should have great years.” The team returns Lauren Willis, Emily Cocks, Lydia Webb and Cassie Kummer from the 2008 team that went 10-5 and had the best overall record in the FAVC Buckeye division. Information was not available on the boys’ team by deadline.


The Turpin High School boys’ golf team returns five of the seven players from last year’s secondplace FAVC Cardinal division team. The team went 8-7 in 2008. Junior Wheeler Renfro will be the MARK CHALIFOUX/STAFF. McNicholas sophomore Lucy Frey prepares to tee off in the Division II District Championships at leader of the Spartan squad. He was a first-team All-FAVC selecHeatherwood Golf Course in 2008. Frey will be one of the top golfers in Division II in 2009. tion in 2008 and should be improved from his 41.4 average Rockets return five starters in the Anderson in 2008. junior class. Evan Boychan, Justin The Anderson High School Head coach Bill Hanneken, in Hebeler, Johnathan Monsey, Tim girls’ golf team returns four playMottola and Matt Mowery are the ers but will have to make up for his 14th year as head coach, said returning starters. four graduating seniors from the early tournaments at Princeton, First-year head coach Scott 2008 team – including two first- Anderson and Fairfield should be good indicators of where the team Mowery said the team should be a team All-FAVC players. strong contender for a GCL title “That’s hard to replace but I stands in 2009. Information was not available and for a sectional title. The team know we will be just fine,” head finished 28-12 in 2008 and fin- coach Darin Hausberger said. “We on the girls’ team by deadline. ished seventh in the sectional will be young and inexperienced, tournament. but the four returning players


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Alumni action


Anderson High School 2003 graduate Max Kinman, on right, battles for the ball against alumna Logan Gumbert, while 2003 graduate Sam Miller runs up from behind, during the Anderson High School alumni soccer game last year. This year, the alumni game is at 6 p.m., Aug. 15, at Anderson High School. To sign up or for more information, contact Coach Brian Sullivan at

Alex Priede signs with Notre Dame Summit Country Day School boys’ soccer star Alex Priede has verbally committed to play soccer at the University of Notre Dame. “I am excited to know that I will continue my playing career for the Fighting Irish,� said Priede, an Anderson Township resident. “I want to thank the coaching staff at The Summit for making my dream a reality.� Priede, a senior captain, has been a consistent and prolific scorer for The Summit. He recently broke the single season scoring record and is eyeing the career mark of 119. Priede led the state in scoring with 44 goals his junior year and has 82 for his career. “We are extremely proud of Alex,� head coach Barnard Baker said. “He has worked very hard athletically and academically to make this happen.� This marks the 12th


Summit Country Day soccer player Alex Priede will continue his soccer career with the Division I University of Notre Dame. NCAA Division I commitment in 10 years for The Summit soccer program. Other notables include: Dan Dwyer (Houston-Baptist), Austin Berry (Louisville), Mike Dwyer (Cincinnati), Jack Cummings (South Carolina), Jamal Shteiwi (Kentucky), and Matt Salzano (Xavier).





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Kyle Bianco, a 16-year-old Anderson Township resident, captured his first Taekwondo state championship this summer. With the state title, Bianco earned a qualification to the 2009 AAU Taekwondo National Championships where he competed July 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Bianco won his state championship during the 15- to 18-year-old black belt division forms’ competition in Columbus May 2 to advance to

nationals. Though Bianco was ill during nationals, the experience was still a very positive one for the homeschooled local, Kyle’s mother Carla Bianco said. “He’s had a great time with it and it’s been really good for him,� Carla said of the sport. “He loves it and he’s actually helping to teach a little bit now.� Kyle trains at Tiger’s Lair Martial Arts in Eastgate and is the son of Turpin High School varsity head wrestling coach Tony Bianco. Tiger’s Lair has been recognized as



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Should Major League Baseball reinstate Pete Rose? Why or why not?

“Truthfully, I don’t care. But it does make me think again, as I have so many times in my life, about why people tend to elevate certain people to virtual sainthood based solely on athletic ability (which is usually something an individual inherits from his/her genetic makeup) or popularity as an entertainer. “In my life, I have known so many wonderful people who have given so much to others in terms of their time and talent, and have remained unknown and unrecognized. “For example, there is a young couple in our parish who have adopted a number of children, assuming lifetime responsibility for their care and development. The couple are white, and the children are black and mixed race. “These people are far more worthy of recognition and attention than any Pete Rose or Michael Jackson.” Bill B. “Yes, his playing earned it. He’s paid for his mistake long enough.” J.F. “A few years ago I’d have said no, because he broke the rules and knew all along that banishment would be the punishment if he got caught. But, with the recent steroid revelations, and the fact that many of the newly disclosed offenders will still be eligible for the Hall of Fame, or at least allowed to make a living in baseball, again – I say welcome him back. 4,256 hits speak for themselves.” P.C. “I was not a resident of Cincinnati during the days of the Big Red Machine and not a baseball fan either, so my opinion is very different than many die-hard Reds fans. “I think professional athletes need to follow the laws of the land and the ethics of their team, whether that means not betting on or against one’s team, taking steroids, killing dogs, abusing men or women, or driving while intoxicated. “I realize Pete Rose was a great baseball player, but he had no control over choosing from right and wrong. Why should he be rewarded?” E.E.C. “Let me start by saying that President Obama has nothing to do with this topic. Too many times I have read answers to questions in





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What are your favorite and least favorite memories from your school days? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. this forum that have nothing to do with the question being asked. Instead the reader is using it as an excuse to go on an Obama tirade. You know who you are. “So to re-cap. Pete Rose not being in the Hall of Fame is NOT President Obama’s fault. “As for the question at hand, yes, Pete Rose deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He deserved to be in a long time ago. And do you really need an asterick next to his name? “Anyone who follows baseball, and most who don’t, know what he did. But if putting one next to his name gets him in, I’m OK with that. “With all of the big names being linked to steroids lately, did Rose really disgrace the game any more than they did? A handfull of players linked to steroids are first-ballot Hall of Famer’s when their time comes. Will they all be left out? I guess only time will tell. “But if we start banning players from the Hall based on their behavior on (or off the field), there won’t be much to see when you visit. T.Z. “Yes. Michael Vick, who only received a 23-month sentence for dogfighting, is eligible to be reinstated to the NFL and will likely be playing somewhere this fall. Not only was it just gambling on dogfighting and financing its operations, this boil on the buttocks of society also tortured losing dogs by electrocution, drowning and gunshot. What a sick, sociopathic individual. “Pete simply gambled on baseball, without any of the barbarianism exhibited by Michael Vick, and he is banned for life. How is that fair? It’s not, and if that is all the punishment Vick received for such revolting acts, then Pete has definitely paid his debt to society. I think most people would agree with this.” L.L.F. “I believe Pete has paid the penalty for his unacceptable activity in betting on baseball. He has established the record and as a result he does belong in the Hall of Fame.” F.J.B.



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hospital censors Facebook

From July 28-July 30, I was a patient at Marcy Anderson for knee surgery. After my surgery, my wife brought my laptop so I could use the wireless Internet to keep my family and friends up to date on my progress and find out what they were all doing. Lying in bed hooked up to four different tubes is lonely and boring. When I attempted to access Facebook I found it blocked by the hospital firewall. I sent an e-mail to the hospital “contact us” site and they confirmed that, “all social networking sites were blocked.” I could get to YouTube and lots of sites you would never want your children to see, but not Facebook. It is interesting that Anderson Mercy Hospital even has a Facebook link to their Facebook page on their homepage, but you can’t get to it if you are in the hospital. The last time I experienced this kind of censorship was while traveling in mainland China in 2007. Isn’t this a bit childish? Frank S. Duke Jr. Goldengate Drive Anderson Township

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Cash for Clunkers questionable

Here we go with yet another fine example of the U.S. government “smoke and mirrors” department. I am talking about the Cash for Clunkers program. In order for you to receive this rebate, your car must be less than 25 years old, and get less than 18 miles per gallon. OK, this I understand. But what about the college kid who drives a small car with 300,000 miles on it, is less than 25 years old, has rust so bad you can see the through the vehicle, body is banged up, the engine consumes a quart of oil weekly, literally drinks gas due to wear of the engine, and may just stop running one day on I-75 during rush hour? Does this college kid qualify? Oh no! Why? Because his car is

submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: foresthills@ Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: See box below. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Forest Hills Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. rated at 24 miles per gallon according to the Web site,, no matter what the condition the car is in or how it runs. Car dealers are advertising that you can get $4,500 if you bring in your clunker. What they don’t tell you until you get onto their lot is that you do not qualify, but, they say they have a great deal for you in hopes they can sell you a car anyway. This is on the verge of misleading advertising from both the government and the car dealers. So, the college kid limps his or her barely running car back home, feeling disgruntled and abused. Otto Roth Kendara Court Sherwood Forest

This isn’t your grandma’s senior center Years ago when my son was in the fourth grade he invited my mother to grandparent’s day. Their program was about Pioneer Days. My mother, being a very young grandmother, who didn’t like the idea of grandparents being portrayed as wearing long skirts and driving a horse and buggy, proceeded to let the teacher know, in no uncertain terms, that she was not a pioneer woman. The portrayal of older adults being slow, frail and always on a cane has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Today, we find many people in their 70s and 80s still working, wanting to travel and not eager to stay home and knit. The Anderson Senior Center has a variety of activities to meet the needs of all ages. From aerobic exercise to chair volleyball and dance classes to tai chi, a plethora of healthy lifestyle activities are available daily. Activities to meet your spiritual, educational and cultural needs are offered in the form of Bible Study, museums, guest speakers

and trips. Having difficulty unders t a n d i n g Medicare Part D? The Senior Center has a service coordiLibby Feck nator on staff to Community assist you with Press guest these and other “papercolumnist difficult work” problems. Also, do you or a friend or family member need Meals on Wheels or transportation to and from doctor appointments? The Computer Learning Center at the Anderson Senior Center offers a variety of computer classes for people with all levels of computer experience, including people with no computer knowledge. Each class is conducted for five weeks and include topics such as Introduction to Computers, Basic and Intermediate classes, Excel, Photoshop and more. Classes are open to anyone 18 years and older.

Monthly, the activity coordinator schedules great programs and trips. Some of the past day trips have included a Queen City Tour, LaComedia Dinner Theatre, Riverbend and an Amish Country trip. Mystery lunches and shopping trips along with outings to the Reds’ games and Bengals’ training camp round out a month of food, fellowship and fun. An Open House is scheduled at the Anderson Senior Center 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. If you have been wondering what goes on at a senior center, this is your chance to stop by the center and see all the exciting programs we have to offer. There will be food, demonstrations, answers to your Medicare problems and more. Remember, it ain’t your grandma’s senior center! Call 474-3100 for additional information. Libby Feck is the director of program services for Senior Independent, the management company that oversees the Anderson Senior Center.

Questions from the 2009 Greater Anderson Days I spoke to a number of Anderson residents during the recent Anderson Days festival. The top two topics of concern were sidewalks in the Anderson Trails program and property taxes. I will discuss sidewalks now and address the property tax questions in a future article. One long-time resident exclaimed that the sidewalks and bike trails had “transformed” Anderson from a series of suburban neighborhoods to a connected community. Most were just happy that they could get from place to place safely without having to use their cars. The majority of questions were “When will my area be connected?” A number of years ago, Ander-

son trustees began installing sidewalks along the county and state roads in order to connect residential areas with business districts, schools and other subdivisions. In 1999, this program was formalized as the Anderson Trails Plan and remains one of the most popular amenities in the township. Our goal is to provide safe alternatives to cars to traverse our township. We do not build sidewalks within subdivisions (but we do maintain those), only along the connecting arteries. Bike-walk trails such as the Five Mile Trail as well as the forthcoming Ohio River Trail and the extension to the Little Miami Trail add many miles to the network.

Deciding where and when to build sidewalks is a complex task, involving difficulty of construction, cost, numbers of households served and connectivity priorities. Recommendations for extensions to the Trails Program are developed by the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), which is a citizen group, led by township staff. TAC has developed a comprehensive scoring model that is used to evaluate requests for new sidewalks. A master list of priorities is developed that is used to guide the timing and extent of sidewalk construction for the next several years. Sometimes, as in the case of Asbury Road, the costs of the sidewalks are greater than the town-

ship can afford in a single year, so grant monies are sought and obtained. Usually, Anderson spends up to $200,000 each year on sidewalks, not including grants. This year we are building sidewalks along Little Dry Run and Markley, spending a total of $180,000. Next year, tentatively, we will add portions of Lawyer Road and Wolfangel, and in 2011 we will begin a segment of Asbury. Background on the Anderson Trails Plan is available on the Anderson Web site at under “Citizen Committees.” Specific current construction details and plans are available at

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the township offices at 7850 Five Mile Road. As of now, Anderson has developed near- Albert F. Peter ly 13 miles of Community sidewalks and Press guest walking/bike trails and plans columnist to add about seven more miles of sidewalk and trails over the next five years. We welcome suggestions for future trail extensions. Please contact the township offices or come to one of our TAC meetings. Call 688-840 for dates and times. Al Peter is president of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees.


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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Italian ice draws clients to Anderson Twp.

Gary Schmidberger wants people to know that Italian Ice is nothing like shaved ice. “I like to describe it as a light sorbet,” he said. “It’s quite different.” Schmidberger is the owner of Carmine’s Italian Ice in Anderson Township, and said he’s fairly certain he is the only area vendor with the real deal. A native New Yorker, Schmidberger moved to Cincinnati 20 years ago and was stunned when he couldn’t find any Italian ice stands. “I thought they were everywhere,” he said. “Every summer I would crave it.” So two years ago, Schmidberger and his wife, Lisa, opened for business and named their place after a favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan. Carmine’s Italian Ice draws business from all over Greater Cincinnati and Schmidberger said he’s very popular with people who came from the East Coast. For those who’ve never had real Italian ice, Schmidberger offers samples of the 29 seasonal flavors or the monthly special. Customers can try flavors like birthday cake, Creamsicle, caramel macchiato or pistachio, or stick with the classics like lemon, cherry and raspberry. “I want people to sample because it’s the best way to get them to understand Italian ice,” he said. “I get the most enjoyment seeing how much they like it.” Italian ice has a similar


Gary Schmidberger scoops black raspberry Italian ice at his Carmine’s Italian Ice business, located in a retail shopping center between Eight Mile Road and New England Club Drive.

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8223 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township 560-0665 Gary and Lisa Schmidberger, owners Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Friday; noon to10 p.m. Saturday. blending process to ice cream, but most of the fruitflavored ices are healthier alternatives. “You can eat so much and it doesn’t fill you up,” he said. Carmine’s Italian Ice has four sizes to choose from. A junior, roughly 3.5 ounces, is $1.25 and a Ginormous, about 11 ounces, is $3.50. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

THINGS TO DO Farmers market

Cincinnati Park Board is hosting the Mount Washington Farmers Market 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Mount Washington. The event includes fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, honey, baked goods and more. Call 232-5724.

On stage

Beechmont Players are presenting “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Cost is $15, $10 seniors and students. Call 233-2468.

Nature programs

Hamilton County Park District is hosting Wings At Woodland at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Seasongood Nature Center at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Ander-

Newtown resident and Inter Parish Ministry volunteer Ken Bronsil loads a shopping cart at IPM's food pantry, which is running low on donated food items for needy families.

son Township. It is a naturalist-led early bird walk. Bring binoculars. It is followed by coffee and bagels. The event is open to ages 8 and up. The event is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275 or visit


American Legion Post 484 is hosting the American Legion Post 484 Carnival 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at American Legion Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., Mount Washington. The event includes games, bid-nbuy, raffle and more. Admission is free. Call 231-7351 or visit

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Food pantry needs help to assist those in need By Rob Dowdy

Inter Parish Ministry’s food pantry assists local families in need, but now a critical food shortage has the local organization seeking its own help. Gail Koford, development director at Inter Parish Ministry, recently sent out a letter asking for food donations to help the food pantry stock its shelves. She said while companies and schools often conduct food drives for Inter Parish Ministry in the winter, it’s now the summer months that are facing a drought in donations. Rodger Crowe, volunteer and board

Rosemary chicken with orange glaze

• Juice of 3 oranges • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard • 1 tbsp. honey • 2 garlic cloves, chopped • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger • 4 boneless chicken breasts, cut in cubes • 6 large sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed Preheat grill pan on medium heat. Put orange juice in small saucepan over medium heat until it thins into syrup. Add Dijon, honey, garlic and ginger and continue to cook over medium heat for two to three minutes. Remove from heat and let sit. Put cubed chicken on rosemary sprigs and grill for one to two minutes on each side. Remove skewers from grill and put on serving plate, glaze with orange sauce and serve immediately.

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To assist Inter Parish Ministry with its food pantry needs, visit or call the organization at 561-3932 to learn how to help and what items are needed. member at Inter Parish Ministry, said the food pantry has seen a 35 percent increase in families coming to Inter Parish Ministry for help. This, coupled with a lack of donations being sent due to school not being in session or just difficulty from residents who typically donate but can’t, puts Inter Parish Ministry in a shortage they haven’t seen in some time.

“Every month, it just keeps getting worse,” Crowe said. He noted the obvious reason for the increase in need is the economy, which is putting local families closer and closer to the poverty line. To help Inter Parish Ministry deal with the increased influx in needy families, Crowe said Inter Parish Ministry recently opened a satellite food pantry in Batavia, because many of those who visit the Newtown pantry live in Clermont County. The pantry opened just a couple weeks ago with leftover food from the Newtown location, but also needs help and can currently only support Batavia residents.

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If a recipe calls for too many ingredients or requires hours in the kitchen, Mendy Lubbers isn’t interested. “It has to be something that’s not going to take me forever to cook,” the mother of two said. Lubbers, of Anderson Township, is one of 27 area moms with recipes in the summer edition of Cincy cookbook. The cookbook, available for free at all bigg’s stores, features ideal summer dishes from fruit dip and grilled asparagus salad to Hawaiian sheet cake and Lubbers’ grilled rosemary chicken. Lubbers said she got the idea for her chicken skewers from a recipe she saw on “The Biggest Loser,” and changed a few ingredients to adapt to

her family’s taste. The secret to her dish is cooking the chicken on rosemary sprigs which Lubbers said “gives it more flavor.” Her favorite part of the grilled rosemary chicken is the glazed sauce made with orange juice, honey, garlic, Dijon mustard and ginger. “I’ve been cooking since I was 17, all different kinds of food over the years (and) since my daughter was born I’ve really taken an interest in cooking,” she said. Grilled rosemary chicken is a big hit with her family, Lubbers said, including her daughter Morgan, 3, and her son Michael, 2. The summer Cincy MomsLikeMe. com cookbook includes recipes for side dishes, homemade salad dressings, main dishes and desserts. It’s also full of tips for the featured recipes and summer grilling ideas.


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Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by pottery painting. Wide range of mugs, plates, bowls and more available. $7.50-$40. Registration required. 871-2529; Oakley.


Beechmont Squares, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


St. Mary Fun Fest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Mary Church - Hyde Park, 2845 Erie Ave. Rides, music, food, raffle, games for all ages. Free. 321-1207. Hyde Park. American Legion Post 484 Carnival, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. American Legion Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave. Games, bid-n-buy, raffle and more. All ages. Free. 231-7351; Mount Washington.


Family Outdoor Movie Night, 8:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Bring seating. Concessions available. Benefits the church Jamaica Mission Team’s trip to My Father’s House in Whitehouse, Jamaica.Donations accepted. 231-4301; Anderson Township.



Tamara York, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati: Including Clifton Gorge, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Blink 182, 6:30 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco and Chester French. $65.50, $41.50, $21.50. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Wet playground with 16-foot tree with 2 slides, great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers that spray water. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 4


Wheel Thrown Pottery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by guided practice. Snacks and materials included. $30. Reservations required. 871-2529. Oakley.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown. Backpack Challenge, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Target, 8680 Beechmont Ave. Parking lot. Donate school supplies for students in need throughout the area. Benefits social service agencies in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Presented by Q102-FM (101.9). 699-5102; Anderson Township.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley.


Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbury, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.

Crue Fest 2: The White Trash Circus, 5:30 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With Godsmack, Theory of A Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils. $103, $83, $51.50, $37.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000. Anderson Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Waiting on Ben. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. ; Anderson Township.


Wings At Woodland, 9 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Naturalist-led early bird walk. Bring binoculars. Followed by coffee and bagels. Ages 8 and up.Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. Bud Select Friday, 3-6 p.m. River Downs, Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. ; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 5


New Acquisitions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510; Oakley. Positively Ninety, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Anderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. 688-8400; Anderson Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


St. Mary Fun Fest, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. St. Mary Church - Hyde Park, Free. 321-1207. Hyde Park. American Legion Post 484 Carnival, 5 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Post 484, Free. 231-7351; Mount Washington.


Cincinnati Dinner Train, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. 791-7245. Madisonville.


Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. breadbox. With Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. On back lawn. Rain or shine. Donations benefit Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Pantry.Free, donation of canned good accepted. 4742237; Anderson Township. Pat Benatar and Blondie, 7:30 p.m. Free preshow cook-out 6 p.m. Includes brats, mets, hot dogs and salads. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With the Donnas. $79.50, $52.50, $35. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Summer Sand Bash, 2 p.m. The Sandbar, 4625 Kellogg Ave. Food, drinks, music, prizes and more. Benefits Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; East End.


River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. River Downs, Free admission, general parking; $5 Turf Terrace table; $3 preferred parking, box seats and Turf Terrace seat; $2 preferred parking for simulcast. ; Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 6


Always on a Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. With Ted Borman. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. Summer series of artist’s mini-shows. 8714420. Hyde Park. Positively Ninety, noon-6 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Music by Janice T. “Sunflower” on native flutes. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


St. Mary Fun Fest, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Spaghetti dinner, beer and wine available. St. Mary Church - Hyde Park, Free. 321-1207. Hyde Park.


Miller-Leuser Log House Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house and farm buildings. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Richard Watson, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 271-8519. Mariemont.


Take a naturalist-led early bird walk during Wings At Woodland, 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, at the Seasongood Nature Center. Bring binoculars. The walk will be followed by coffee and bagels. For ages 8 and up. It is free, but a vehicle permit is required. Call 521-7275; M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 7 Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 5612004. Newtown.


Victoria Hallerman, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done.” 396-8960; Norwood.


Make a Mess at the Manatee, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Semi-structured open studio led by Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 3 and up with adult. $3. Registration required. 731-2665; Oakley. Make a Mess at the Manatee Jr. Edition, 10:30 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Read picture book and create art project based on book. With Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 2-4. $3. 731-2665. Oakley.


Bam & Dave, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. East End.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Parking $7. Amusement park with world’s largest recirculating pool and classic family and kiddie rides. Free admission with donation of new fan or air conditioner or $15 cash donation to St. Vincent de Paul’s Fan Drive June 17-Aug. 9.$21.95, $10.95 ages 2-3, $11.95 after 4 p.m.; pool only: $11.95, $3.95 ages 2-3, $8.95 after 4 p.m.; rides: $11.95, $6.95 ages 3 and under, $8.95 after 4 p.m. 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Wet playground with 16-foot tree with 2 slides, great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers that spray water. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Venus Williams is just one tennis champion scheduled to compete at Western and Southern Group Masters and Women’s Open, held through Aug. 23, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Women compete through Aug. 16 and men from Aug. 17-23. For tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000.

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Shelter Dog Adoptathon, noon-6 p.m. PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave. Adoptable dogs and puppies. Presented by Grant County Animal Shelter. 859-824-9403; Oakley.

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CPR Class, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Includes book. With members of the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department. Participants receive a two-year certification. $25. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Fire and Rescue. 688-8084. Anderson Township.


Linwood Barclay, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Fear the Worst.” 396-8960; Norwood.


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Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, $75 and up. 321-7465; Linwood.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. 731-2665. Oakley.

Jam for Jamaica Concert, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Midnight Silence performs. Concessions available. Students should bring ID. Grades 7-12. Benefits the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Team. $5. 231-4301; Anderson Township.


Heaven and Hell, 7 p.m. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With Coheed and Cambria. $99.50, $49.50. 800-7453000. Anderson Township.


The Recession: Coping Skills in Uncertain Times, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. St. John Fisher Church, 3227 Church St. How to deal with life in this economy. Topics include addressing the losses, talking with your children and more. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio. 241-7745. Newtown.



Nickelback, 7 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel. $89.50, $69.50, $35 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000. Anderson Township.


Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, $2 ages 212; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Kings Island will host seventh-generation member of the Wallenda family of daredevils, Nik Wallenda, pictured, for a high-wire walk at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The cable is the diameter of a nickel, suspended 262 feet in the air and runs from the park’s entrance to the Eiffel Tower or 800 feet . Wallenda will walk the high wire without a net or harness. The event is free with park admission. Visit See video of his record-breaking walk at


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The emerging spirituality of imperfection Trying to be perfect in anything is a huge mistake. That’s because we’re human. It’s doubly so when it comes to the spiritual part of being human. It’s said the first prayer of a human is a cry for help. “O God, come to my assistance, O Lord make haste to help me,� (Psalm 70) begins a monastic’s prayer. Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, never did “get religion,� but he did become a spiritual man. Through the pain of his life experience he came to realize that unless he made connection with a power greater than himself, he was lost. He was convinced that “We must find some spiritual basis for living, else we die.� Some people think being spiritual means becoming perfect. Not at all. Throughout the centuries there has

gradually emerged a spirituality of imperfection. A spirituality of imperfection says that Father Lou the first Guntzelman s t e p Perspectives i n v o l v e s f a c i n g oneself squarely and seeing ourselves as we are: mixedup, incomplete, and imperfect. To be human is to be error-prone. We are more than the beasts, less than God, yet somehow we are both. Authors Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham write, “Spirituality helps us first to see, and then to understand, and eventually to accept the imperfection that lies at the very core of our human be-ing.�

Spirituality is not a formula to follow; it is a relationship with God. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection and doing everything right; it’s about connection. In “Messy Spirituality� Michael Yaconelli states, “The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives. Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality, not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.� A more terse description of our flawed nature is contained in O’Neill’s play “The Great God Brown,� “Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is the glue.�

Hopefully along the way we become more humble, loving and compassionate. The steps along the way are not ascending some recognizable glorious staircase called ego, but learning to live the ordinariness of our everyday lives. “Don’t fuss too much about yourself, or fight the truth, just accept yourself and grow,� said an old spiritual director. As Henri Nouwen wrote in his “Genesee Diary,� “He who thinks that he is finished is finished. Those who think they have arrived, have lost their way. Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it. Those who think they are saints, are demons.� The secular world does not encourage people to acknowledge the spiritual aspect of our nature. Rather it rages against religious systems which they believe

deprive us of our desires and physical vitality. David Tacey says of the secularist, “When religion is rejected, it does not mean that the spirit and soul go away or disappear. They are simply repressed into the unconscious where they become factors of disturbance and causes of psychic suffering.� Imperfection is the crack in our armor, the wound

that lets God in.

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Despite federal efforts to get mortgage lenders to do more to help homeowners remain in the homes, the number of foreclosures continues to increase. More than 200,000 trial loan modifications are now underway, but the government wants double that amount by November. Robin Peach of Burlington is one of those homeowners who have had trouble with her mortgage for the past two years. “I’ve had problems with them in the past, and I started paying them with Quick Collect from Western Union. But, back in March the bank sent two of my payments back to me,� Peach says. A letter from the bank said Peach had defaulted on her mortgage because she owes about $570. But, she says, she has regularly sent in her payment via Western Union. Unfortunately, when she does that all she has is a record of sending the money and no receipt showing the bank actually received it. As a result of the uncertainly, Peach started making her payments by Certified Check but says that hasn’t helped either. “Right now I stand in active foreclosure. They sent another two payments back to me on Saturday. They’re not accepting my money. I’ve got about four grand, almost five grand




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Even though I’m a country girl, I’m city-slicker big when it comes to working with celebrity chefs like Tyler Florence, Tom Douglas, Andrea Robinson, Emeril Lagasse, Martha Stewart’s food editors, Todd English, etc. They’ve all been fun to work with. Add to the list AarĂłn SĂĄnchez, TV personality, award-winning chef, restaurateur and author. AarĂłn and I did a video together at Fox 19 promoting his new Azteca Meal Essential line. AarĂłn’s mom is the famed Zarela Martinez, icon of Mexican cuisine. He began his career as co-host of “Melting Potâ€? and now has multiple shows. One of those is “Chefs vs. City,â€? and he said

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Papa John’s Pizza local franchise recently presented a check for $7,349 to St. Vincent de Paul in support of the organization’s annual fan drive helping to provide relief from the heat this summer to those in need. Papa John’s raised the funds by conducting an two day pizza drive in July, donating $1 for every pizza purchased. This is the fifth year that Papa John’s has partnered with SVDP to support the fan drive. WCPO-TV serves as the drive’s media partner. For more information on St. Vincent de Paul’s Fan Drive, visit From left are Mona Morrow, community affairs director at WCPO-TV Channel 9; Liz Carter, executive director, and a resident of Mount Washington; and Kevin Ellis, Papa John’s Pizza local franchisee and a resident of Florence, Ky.

With the success of the Friends of the Public Library’s June book sale, the August Summer Warehouse Sale will include a great deal of new merchandise. The warehouse is at 8456 Vine St., Hartwell. Hours of the sale are: • 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, • Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Members preview sale is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. “We sold out practically everything we had in June, to the tune of more than $87,000,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ Executive Director. “We’ve stockpiled books and other items but never unpacked them until now, and are now going through those items, sorting, pricing and shelving them for our sale Aug. 13-16 at the warehouse, 8456 Vine St. “Included in the new offerings will be hundreds of boxes of books that we received from the estate of a book dealer. It will be a good assortment of books, DVDs, CDs, sets and more.” There will be more than 80,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, sets, and even records (priced at $1 per vinyl disk) available at the four-day sale, where shoppers can walk through the aisles and pick books and other items from the shelves. Friends’ members can also take advantage of a sneak peak preview sale from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. “If you’re not a member, you can join at the door during the preview sale for as little as $20 per year,” said Keller. “Then you’ll be notified on a regular basis of special Friends’ events, including book sales.” For more information contact the warehouse at 513-369-6035, e-mail, or visit

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took place or what Egner’s blood-alcohol content at the time was. A Hamilton County probation officer since 1984, Egner’s annual salary is $51,037.48. Walton said even a conviction on the charge wouldn’t cost Egner her job. The case is similar to that of Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Jim Schaefer who was prosecuting cases in drug court in August 2008 when he too was charged with drunken driving. Schaefer was suspended after he was charged with drunk driving with his children in the car, driving the wrong way down a oneway Mount Adams street and child endangering. Schaefer was suspended


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Gannett News Service The judge who presides over Hamilton County’s drug court removed the Anderson Township probation officer assigned to that court after the officer was charged with drunken driving. Lisa Egner, 50, told court officials about the DUI charge. She was reassigned from her job assisting cases in drug court to another job in the probation office. Common Pleas Court Judge Kim Burke insisted Egner not work in drug court where cases are heard for those charged with drugor alcohol-related crimes and the focus is on rehabilitation and treatment rather than jail. “Judge Burke felt it was better for her not to remain in drug court,” Court Administrator Mike Walton said. Documents detailing Egner’s charge weren’t immediately available. Walton said he didn’t know when or where the incident


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August 12, 2009

Church’s building project beginning soon By Rob Dowdy

A local church’s building renovation project moves forward with pledged donations and an expected ending date in place. Horizon Community Church bought 154 acres of land, which is the former site of Indian Valley Golf Course in Anderson Township and Newtown, for its new facility. The church currently meets weekly at Cincinnati Country Day School in Indi-

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Construction on Horizon Community Church's new facility, which is expected to be completed by January 2011, is expected to begin in August. of the church’s work in getting fill dirt for the new site. He said Horizon was promised excess dirt from various other construction

projects, but when those began being put on hold or canceled the church had to search elsewhere to get the fill dirt needed.

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Continuing an annual tradition in its 11th year, Gold Star Chili CEO Mike Rohrkemper of Anderson Township and Marketing Director Charlie Howard of Wyoming presented a donation of more than $17,000 to Becky Diener, president of the Cooperative Society and Treasurer Gail Suiter. The Cooperative Society is the oldest auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center founded in 1884. The donated amount is a percentage of sales from Gold Star Chili’s restaurant inside Children’s Hospital and will directly benefit the Children’s Fund that allocates funds to the hospital’s most pressing medical needs. From left are: Charlie Howard, Becky Diener, Mike Rohrkemper and Gail Suiter. Gold Star Chili is headquartered in Anderson Township.

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“officially moving forward” after its executive board approved the construction details and cost estimates

during a recent meeting. The $18.5 million construction project is expected to begin in August and should take about 17 months to complete. “We hope to be in the building by January 2011,” he said. Most of the pledges have been received, and the church is expected not to take on much long-term debt for the project. However, Smith said some aspects of the new facility will be put on hold due to their costs. Smith said the lagging economy didn’t drastically effect Horizon’s ability to obtain pledges of the entire $18.5 million price tag, though it did hamper some

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Tom Starr, one of the longest living transplant recipients, is working to encourage kids who’ve received transplants to live life to the fullest. Starr, who has received two transplants in the last 20 years, founded Miracles for Life in 2001 and recently moved the business from Blue Ash to Milford. “We loved Blue Ash, but we’ve really been embraced by all of Clermont County ... It’s just easier to interact out here,” Starr said. “We’ve found everyone extremely friendly, very giving and anxious to help us.” Miracles for Life is an organization devoted to

raising awareness about being a blood, tissue and organ donor and sending children who’ve received transplants to summer camp. Miracles for Life also gives out college scholarships. “The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it,’” Starr said. This is the first year the organization has sponsored a summer camp, but it’s a goal Starr has wanted since the beginning. The three-day camp, which will be free for campers, will take place Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center

in Clarksville, Ohio. The fee is $25 for registration. “I want to inspire kids to be as great as they can be by doing all the outdoor activities that Camp Joy has to offer. “I want to urge them to see that they’ve got a second chance and they need to grab all the life they possibly can,” Starr said. The camp will be cappedoff with a parent’s day camp following a motorcycle ride to Camp Joy. The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Milford and leave for the camp around noon. Cost is $10 for a driver and $5 for a rider. The proceeds to go toward paying for the camp. Parents who visit the camp Sunday will join in

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Tom Starr’s Miracles for Life Youth Camp for Organ and Tissue Transplants at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville is seeking campers and volunteers. For more information, call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail him at or visit activities with other parents for support and networking. Tom’s brother, Larry Starr, has always been one of Tom’s biggest supporters. When Starr had his first transplant in 1988, Larry was the head athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds. “It’s traumatic for the family to have a family member who needs a transplant ... it has made such an impact,” Larry said. “Tom has really become a big hero for me because he’s always found the energy to get his message out and find ways to educate people on the importance of being a donor.” Before he founded Miracles for Life, Starr created Donor Net, a Internet based system to store donor information so blood, tissue and organs can be transferred more quickly. “We don’t want the possibility of people creating miracles and saving live not to happen because of miscommunication,” Larry said. While Starr has most of the funds and sponsors for the camp, he needs campers and volunteers. Because of privacy laws, Starr can’t find out which children have had transplants and who might like to come to camp. Anyone interested in the camp should call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail tstarr@ or visit for more information.

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August 12, 2009

Forest Hills Journal


DEATHS Doris L. Cole

Doris L. Cole, 88, of Anderson Township died July 28. Survived by daughter-in-law, Sheila Cole; grandchildren, Victoria (John) Whitaker, Travis (Renee) and Nick Cole; great-grandchildren, Justin (Elizabeth) and Brolin Whitaker, Olivia (David) Radue, Dillon and Brandon Cole and Stephanie Ramsey; great-great-grandchildren, Lane and Evelyn Whitaker and Avonlea

Radue. Preceded in death by husband, Ernest E. Cole; son, Ronald E. Cole; father, Butler Hall; and mother, Nettie Hamilton. Services were Aug. 1 at Mount Washington Baptist Church. Memorials to: Mount Washington Baptist Church, 2021 Sutton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Barbara J. Johnstone-Reichard

Barbara J. Johnstone-Reichard, 96, formerly of Anderson Township died July 26. Survived by son, Frederick L. Johnstone; step-son, G. Leslie (Susan) Reichard; grandchildren, Jan Johnstone, Jay (Erin) Johnstone, Jill (Chad) Howe and Jessica Johnstone; step-grandchildren, David (Angel), Steven (Elizabeth) and Jeff (Megan) Reichard. Preceded in

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death by husband, E. Pail Reichard. Services were Aug. 1 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

The church is hosting their Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The concert features Breadbox, an a cappella group, with local praise singers Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. The event is rain or shine. The concert is free, but the church is accepting canned goods and personal items for the Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Pantry. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting Outdoor Family Movie Night at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. All ages are invited to view a family friendly movie. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. Donations will be accepted for the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Trip and concessions will be sold. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the church family room. The church is hosting a “Jam for Jamaica” Concert from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The concert is open to teens in seventh12th grade. The concert features the band Midnight Silence. Students should bring their school ID

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to foresthills@communitypress.c om, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Forest Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. cards if possible. Admission is $5 per person and concessions will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Team. For more information about the concert, contact Beth Price at 910-4568. The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is hosting a Backpack Blessing. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Aug. 23. Backpacks will be blessed and students, teachers and school staff personnel will receive prayers for a safe and productive school year. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;



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Ronald C. Stenger

Ronald C. Stenger, 70, formerly of Anderson Township died July 25. Survived by daughters, Rhonda M. (Derek) Michalski and JoAnne P. Taylor; grandchildren, Ryan, Stephen, Nicholas, Ashley, Brittany and Miranda; and loved one, Georgetta Stenger. Preceded in death by father, Charles Stenger; and mother, Lorraine Uhlman. Services were July 31 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Anderson Township. Memorials to: Shriners Burns Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 452293095.

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Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills

The church is hosting Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. They will show a cartoon, a silent film clip and the movie, “Eight Below.” It is indoors. Everyone is invited; the event is free. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 4742441.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church is hosting the Summer Parking Lot Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. The event includes free entertainment and refreshments; bring your lawn chairs, family and friends. Aug. 12 features rock band Gravel Pit; Sept. 9 features Blue Tip (classic rock). The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church’s summer worship schedule is at 8:30 a.m., worship will be on the east lawn. At 10 a.m., worship will be in the sanctuary. Office hours will also change for the summer. They are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650;

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.

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BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

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Church hosts Camp E.D.G.E.

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

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August 12, 2009

Anderson Twp. fire station renovations completed By Lisa Wakeland

The transformation of Anderson Township’s fire station 6 is complete.

Station 6, the former township government center at 7954 Beechmont Ave., now has an expanded training center, offices for all three battalion chiefs, a sep-

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George H. Shearer III, 19, 307 Windemore, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, underage consumption, July 22. Christopher Inlow, 27, 118 S. Main St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest, July 22. Robert Carpenter, 18, 5445 Galley Hill, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, marijuana possession, resisting arrest, July 22. Eddie L. Miles Jr., 28, 149 Infirmary Road, assault, July 22. Daniel J. Borrett, 28, soliciting, obstructing official business, July 24. James Griffith Jr., 53, 243 7th St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, July 23. David W. Isaacs, 28, 3730 Beatrice, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal trespass, July 25. Robert A. Schneider, 53, 860 Rosetree Lane, domestic violence, July 28. Lindsey Ison, 26, 1903 Maple Grove, obstructing official business, July 27. Donnie W. Clontz, 45, 7711 Arlington, failure to comply, July 26. Elizabeth M. Bell, 35, 2795 Redfield Place, child endangerment, July 24.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Rock thrown from moving vehicle at Beechmont Avenue and Witt Road, July 21.


Subjects were assaulted at Riverbend at Kellogg Avenue, July 22. Female was assaulted at Riverbend at Kellogg Avenue, July 22.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into Harbor Freight Tools at Beechmont Avenue, July 25.


Jewelry taken; $350 at 5956 Salem, July 21.

Criminal damage

Patio furniture damaged at 8465 Northport, July 28.

Domestic violence

At Rosetree Lane, July 28.

6536 Graf Drive, July 25. John F Connerton, born 1959, aggravated robbery armed, 1818 Sutton Ave., Aug. 1. Michael W Gallagher, born 1953, vehicular assault, 5653 Beechmont Ave., July 30.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

6067 Wayside Ave., July 20.

Breaking and entering

2024 Sutton Ave., July 23. 6421 Corbly St., July 20.


6523 Silverfox Drive, July 21. 1732 Sutton Ave., July 19. 2121 Sutton Ave., July 27. 547 Sutton Road, July 22. 5985 Wayside Ave., July 27.

Petit theft

1734 Mears Ave., July 18. 1825 Sutton Ave., July 21. 2049 Beechmont Ave., July 27. 5460 Beechmont Ave., July 26.


Bad checks issued to ACE Hardware; $855.72 at Beechmont Avenue and Witt Road, July 24. Bad check issued to Graff’s TV; $637.93 at Beechmont Avenue, July 28.


Money taken from vending machine at Kellogg Park; $350 at Kellogg Avenue, July 22.


Gift certificate, etc. taken from vehicle; $385 at 1116 White Pine, July 22. Purse taken from vehicle at 6314 Clough Pike, July 25. Mail taken from mailbox at 6942 Moorfield, July 25.

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Monday, July 20

1:57 a.m., Lamplite Court, medical alarm 2:11 a.m., Windhill Terrace, person injured in a fall 9:22 a.m., Woodlyn Drive, assist back to bed 10:27 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 12:05 p.m., Burney Lane, smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 1:39 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 1:48 p.m., Jager Court, gasoline or other flammable liquid spill 2:11 p.m., Oysterbay Drive, abdominal pain 2:16 p.m., Salem Road, trouble breathing 4:16 p.m., Hamiltonhills Drive, false alarm or false call, other 5:33 p.m., Windhill Terrace, sick person 6:19 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 8:27 p.m., Salem Road, person unconscious/unresponsive 9:38 p.m., Woodlyn Drive, assist back to bed 11:29 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency

4812 Beechmont Circle, July 19.


Antonio Love, 29, 51 Ferndale St., bench warrant, July 17. David Bowling, 43, 7897 YMCA Road, bench warrant, July 17. John Paige Jr., 23, 219 Cardinal Drive, bench warrant, July 18. Cassandra Fuston, 22, 969 Ohio 28, bench warrant, July 18. Terry Vannatter, 38, 4815 Beech St., bench warrant, July 19. John Winther, 32, 6823 Lake St., operating vehicle under influence, July 19. Angela Marston, 36, 7203 Longfield Drive, driving under suspension, July 20. Anthony Saylor, 49, 7409 Ivy Hills Place, bench warrant, July 21. Lisa Gibson, 45, 11 Boundry St., bench warrant, July 21. Jeffrey Sena, 47, 4630 Clayton Drive, bench warrant, July 22. Gary Cromer, 42, 2820 Cypress Way, bench warrant, July 22. Lori Sena, 41, 4630 Clayton Drive, driving under suspension, July 22.

2:14 a.m., Eight Mile & US 52, watercraft rescue 2:14 a.m., Ohio River, no incident found on arrival at dispatch address 3:35 a.m., Knightsbridge Drive, sick person 5:35 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 5:50 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 8:22 a.m., Woodlyn Drive, assist back to bed 8:41 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 8:51 a.m., Pebble Court, sick person 12:28 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, sprinkler activation, no fire - unintentional 1:29 p.m., State Road, person injured in a fall 3:06 p.m., Deaconsbench Court, person injured in a fall

5:17 p.m., Endovalley Drive, abdominal pain 6:07 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, smoke scare, odor of smoke 8:07 p.m., Sherman Avenue, unauthorized burning 8:35 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 11:26 p.m., Batavia & Beechmont, auto accident/person injured

Wednesday, July 22

3:49 a.m., Batavia & Beechmont, assist police or other governmental agency 5:03 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, smoke or odor removal 6:40 a.m., Gungadin Drive, diabetic emergency 8:32 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person with a laceration 9:17 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing 12:23 p.m., Newtown Road, person injured in a fall 1:37 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, auto accident/person injured 1:53 p.m., Five Mile & State, auto accident/person injured 4:58 p.m., Salem & Ayershire, auto accident/person injured 4:59 p.m., Northport Drive, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 6:48 p.m., Holidayhills Drive, trouble breathing 9:13 p.m., Meadow Creek Drive, person injured in a fall 10:01 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, medical emergency 10:16 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person injured

Thursday, July 23

12:08 a.m., Kellogg Avenue, trouble breathing 6:24 a.m., Kellogg Avenue, auto accident/person injured 7:21 a.m., Asbury Road, medical emergency 7:54 a.m., Locksley Drive, sick person 1:27 p.m., State Road, trouble breathing 1:50 p.m., Summithills Drive, medical emergency 2:06 p.m., Salem Road, person injured in a fall 2:27 p.m., Gungadin Drive, diabetic emergency 3:09 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, diabetic emergency 3:35 p.m., Clough Pike, smoke detector activation due to malfunction 9:50 p.m., Foster Avenue, person injured in a fall 11:34 p.m., Loisdale Court, back pain

Friday, July 24

2:40 a.m., Round Bottom Road, EMS

call, excluding vehicle accident with injury 5:38 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, person injured in a fall 6:03 a.m., Eight Mile Road, CO alarm/sick person 7:31 a.m., Rosetree Lane, person unconscious/unresponsive 8:15 a.m., Halfcircle Court, back pain 9:08 a.m., Newtown Road, chest pain 9:27 a.m., Kellogg Avenue, person injured 10:20 a.m., Salem Road, person with a laceration 11:11 a.m., Luwista Lane, sick person 11:53 a.m., Mound, back pain 12:18 p.m., Clough Pike, auto accident/entrapment 2:41 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive 6:26 p.m., Clough & Newtown, auto accident/person injured 9:59 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, trouble breathing

Saturday, July 25

2:07 a.m., Glengariff Court, sick person 9:20 a.m., Bennett Road, arcing, shorted electrical equipment 11:40 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 2:46 p.m., Beechmont & Tallberry, auto accident/person injured 4:46 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, medical emergency 5:24 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, possible heart attack 6:56 p.m., Holz Avenue, person

injured 8:04 p.m., Salem Road, assist back to bed 8:30 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, head injury 10:05 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, assist police or other governmental agency 11:16 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person unconscious/unresponsive

Sunday, July 26

12:37 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 12:54 a.m., Wanninger Lane, person injured in a fall 3:09 a.m., Eight Mile Road, person injured in a fall 7:56 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, overheated motor 9:59 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, nonbreather/cardiac arrest 10:12 a.m., Beechmont Avenue, stroke 12:41 p.m., Asbury Road, auto accident/person struck 2:32 p.m., Squirehill Court, allergic reaction 5:43 p.m., Salem Road, head injury 7:02 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, person with a high fever 10:01 p.m., Asbury Hills Drive, power line down 10:14 p.m., Tallberry Drive, assist back to bed

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Larry Keith Baker, born 1956, domestic violence, 4854 Morse St., Aug. 1. Carl Campbell, born 1991, disorderly conduct, 6576 Rainbow Lane, July 27. Bradley P Deardorff, born 1970, obstruction official business, 6540 Graf Drive, July 24. Mary Angela Deardorff Denise, born 1973, obstruction official business,

12:56 p.m., Asbury Road, medical alarm 1:52 p.m., Kellogg Avenue, person injured in a fall 7:52 p.m., Beechmont Avenue, sick person 8:29 p.m., Sacred Heart Lane, medical emergency 10:53 p.m., Woodlyn Drive, assist back to bed 11:05 p.m., Wittshire Lane, sick person

Tuesday, July 21

Grand theft

Passing bad checks

At Arlington Avenue, July 25.

Sunday, July 19

The Community Press publishes names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contactpolice: • Anderson Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 8252280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander. Kelley Macbeth, neighborhood officer, 3523591. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280.





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6420 Evelyn Rd.: Karssiens Erika Marie to Malone Donna L.; $129,250. 7228 Smokeywoods Ln.: King Norris F. & Phyllis F. to Mahaney Merle P IV; $309,900. 7275 Brixton Ln.: Currie-Mills Paul C. & Sharon M. to Roedig Michael; $475,000. 8264 Patton Ave.: Dietz Linda Ann to Wiley Melissa; $168,000.

1040 Asbury Rd.: Hauke Christopher & Ambor Bends to Ernst Wesley J.; $142,500. 1137 Lanette Dr.: Quiroz Alexander X. & Stephanie L. to Clemmer Luther N.; $128,000. 1827 Robinway Dr.: Wilson Charles G. & Jennifer A. to Jansen-Mckinnis Rebecca; $165,000. 423 Van Vista Dr.: Stoker Michael & Judith to Swensgard Katy; $137,500.


5921 Linneman St.: Reupert Randy J. to

Cranfill David S.; $108,250.


1518 Brandon Ave.: Niemeier Richard & Maureen to Phelan Kathleen L.; $125,000. 1518 Brandon Ave.: Niemeier Richard & Maureen to Phelan Kathleen L.; $125,000. 2087 Wadsbury Dr.: Morley Erin C. to Burns Jonathan A.; $145,000. 2300 Beechmont Ave.: Cole Realty Holdings 2006-Ii LLC to St Vincent De Paul Stores; $1,050,000.

6415 Glade Ave.: Linam Leann E. & W Matthew Linam to Schmidt Casey L.; $160,000. 6605 Knottypine Dr.: Guo Xialing & Fang Chenghui to Warncke Megan S.; $126,900.


6912 Edith St.: Syler Carolyn to Goldey Edna J.; $131,000. 7130 Monongahela Dr.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Curry Tyler; $65,000.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

BUSINESS UPDATE Hicks recognized

Amy G. Hicks has been recognized as the Volunteer of the Month for July by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. A current committee member on the Northern Kentucky Chance to Meet program, Hicks lives in Anderson Township.

Lunch N’ Learn

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct its Lunch N’ Learn noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Jeffrey Shoskin, Esq., of Frost Brown Todd will present “How to Botch an Employment Termination.” The program is free; however, space is limited. To

the health of others. As a winner in the Volunteer category, Reiber will be honored at a dinner banquet Sept. 9 in Columbus, Ohio, where a $1,000 grant will be awarded on his behalf to the charitable organization of his choice. Now in his third year as Board Chair, Reiber has served on the Freestore Foodbank Board of Trustees for 13 years. He and his family live in Anderson Township.

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Reiber honored

Kurt L. Reiber, senior vice president of the A s s e t Recovery Group for KeyBank, has been selected to receive a Reiber 2009 Molina Healthcare of Ohio Community Champions Award for his work with the Freestore Foodbank. The Molina Healthcare of Ohio Community Champions Awards honor individuals and agencies for their efforts to positively affect


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Seth Knudsen of Edward Jones has received the Ted Jones Memorial Award. Only 237 of the firm’s more than 12,000 financial advisers received the award this year. Knudsen works out of the Anderson Township Edward Jones office at 5216 Beechmont Ave. He can be reached at 231-6350 or by visiting

New business

Morris Law, LLC, has opened at 7420 Jager Court in Anderson Township. The law firm concentrates its legal service in the areas of personal injury, small business consulting


Celebrating 10 years of business

Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC, of Anderson Township celebrated its 10 year anniversary July 23. The fee-only financial planning and asset management firm manages approximately $100,000,000 for its 130 clients and has been nationally recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Better Business Bureau and the National Council of Better Business Bureaus. Ritter Daniher is owned by, from left, John K. Ritter of Anderson Township and Jeffrey E. Daniher of Batavia.

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and family law issues, such as divorce, child custody, and will. Morris Law offers free initial consultations. For information, contact lawyer Tim Morris at 444-7713, or visit





SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

MICHIGAN The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494




LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount late Summer & Fall rates. 513-561-4683 Visit or

HOBE SOUND. Fantastic 2 br, 2 ba luxury condo on Heritage Ridge Golf Course. 3 mi to Jupiter Island Beach. Seasonal/long term rental only. Great Snowbird getaway. 513-604-6169

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

FT. MYERS. 2 BR, 2 BA condo in Parker Lakes. Fabulous pool & resort amenities. 10 min to Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva. Superb restau rants, shopping & golf nearby. Now accepting res ervations for Fall and Winter travel. Book Early! 859-750-7220

MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700 NAPLES - New all incl golf/tennis comm, beaut furn 2 BR/2 BA condo overlooking 27 hole champ GC, mo rentals at reasonable rates, not avail Jan-Mar 2010. 513-312-5799, Doug.

MARCO ISLAND The South Seas Condo , 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba with direct beach ac cess. Pool, tennis, fishing dock. Bring your boat or use ours (add’l cost). Avail Nov. thru April for $2500/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112


CHARLESTON. Wild Dunes. Beachfront 3 br, 3 ba condo. Balco nies overlooking pool & beach. Avail Sept 6-12. Great value at only $1200. Contact owner at 513-575-9811 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit

GATLINBURG ! ! Fall Festival Private luxury cabins on rushing mtn streams all decorated for Fall. FP, hot tubs, more. Great rate! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

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